State Provides Update on Efforts to Ease Shortages at Nevada Healthcare Facilities | Carson City Nevada News


CARSON CITY — State officials provided an update Tuesday on efforts to leverage existing resources across the state to help ease staffing shortages at Nevada healthcare facilities.

“Staffing our health care facilities has been an ongoing challenge, and the state continues to work with all of our partners to leverage existing resources and remove barriers so Nevadans in need can access care,” said said Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak. “We continue to encourage all Nevada residents to get vaccinated against COVID-19, as vaccines provide powerful protection against hospitalization and death from the virus.”

The Nevada Department of Health and Human Services and the Nevada State Board of Nursing have worked to encourage all nursing students enrolled in an accredited nursing program and in good standing to strongly consider becoming a nursing apprentice. .

There are nearly 900 nursing students enrolled in accredited nursing programs across Nevada. There are nearly 100 positions open now with the ability to grow and expand another 150 additional positions. The state will continue to work with nursing schools and health partners who wish to develop or expand their programs to meet current staffing demands.

The Apprentice Nurse program helps students maximize the skills they have learned and gain hands-on opportunities in the field while supporting the healthcare system.

Other statewide efforts have included sending mass email distribution efforts reminding Nevadans of the volunteer opportunities that exist. Last week, Battle Born Medical Corp received more than 200 new applications from Approved Individuals interested in serving the healthcare system during this difficult time.

Since the start of the pandemic, more than 5,000 people have become involved in the program.

Go here for more information about Battle Born Medical Corp and how to get involved.


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